REPAUPO – The Repaupo United Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro may be a few miles apart but they have one thing in common – their pastors are husband and wife.
The Bible tells us about team ministry in many occasions. One of the notable examples of team ministry would be a husband-wife team ministry such as Aquila and Priscilla in Acts 18:2. Now there is a husband-wife team of pastors here.
Sung Woo (Aiden) Lee has been appointed Pastor of Evangelical United in Clarksboro, and his wife Ji Sun Yang has been appointed as Pastor of Repaupo United in Repaupo. The couple has been welcomed as members of the community residing in Clarksboro.
They bring with them years of experience in youth ministry and creating vibrant communities. Through the deep partnership between husband and wife, two local churches ministries in the town will bring new connectional growth and mutual support with the joint ministry to make a more significant impact on our community.
Pastor Aiden and Ji Sun will begin this fall with a sermon series on YOU BELONG HERE: CHURCH & HELPING THE NEXT GEN WIN. In a statement from the Methodist Greater New Jersey Conference, “Creating multi-cultural congregations is vital to our “Mission.” Pastors Lee and Yang represent the best and brightest of today’s ministry serving their congregations and our communities.”
Pastor Ji Sun Yang was recently appointed to Repaupo United Methodist Church effective in July 1, 2018. She was born and raised in South Korea and built her career as a project manager in South Korea.
Ji Sun completed a Master of Divinity at Drew Theological School and has served various ministries from children to adult groups previously served in Congers UMC in New York. She is passionate about sharing the story of God and people in Scripture and today.
She is gifted in music and loves to learn something new. Her husband, Sung Woo “Aiden” Lee, pastor at Evangelical UMC in Clarksboro is her best friend and supporter.
The United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey appointed Sung Woo Lee to Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro. Lee has served on staff at Yulrim Methodist Church, Seoul, Korea, as Associate Pastor of Leonia UMC, and Pastor of Waldwick UMC.
He holds a B.Th. from Methodist Theological University and M.Div. from Drew Theological School. He is passionate about creating a vibrant community of believers profoundly experiencing the love and presence of God in inspiring worship, finding personal revival in their relationship with Jesus, and extending this community beyond the church building to the world in humble service.
He has been married to his wife Ji Sun Yang, who pastors Repaupo UMC for nine years.
If you are looking for a church home, Evangelical United Methodist is a congregation with a caring heart and friendly spirit. A warm welcome awaits you at each service and activity of the church.
As a church family, their sincere desire is to share the love of Jesus Christ with you and each other. Please visit their new website for more information at www.eumc.church
Repaupo UMC is a small congregation who loves to learn Jesus, live Jesus, and teach Jesus. If you are looking for a place to feel like part of the family, you will find it with us.
They have an intergenerational worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m. and Sunday schools for kids and adults are offered before worship except in the summer season. You can learn more about us and our ministries at www.repaupo.church.